Full-time Academic Position in International Finance

Company:HEC Liège, Management School of the University of Liège

Location:Belgium / Liege

Discipline:International Finance

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


HEC® Liège (University of Liège) invites applications for a full-time academic position in “International Finance” starting on September 1, 2021

HEC® Liège is the management school of the University of Liège. HEC® Liège is one of the leading Belgian university business schools for graduate and postgraduate programs with more than 115 fulltime faculty members and researchers and more than 3000 students. HEC® Liège is a dynamic institution that heavily promotes an active pedagogy, leading students to contribute actively to their own education. The international vision of HEC® Liège translates into multiple research activities in management and economics, numerous partnerships with worldwide companies and universities, and growing internationalization of its programs and faculty.

The school's commitment to, and continuing investment in, quality improvement has been recognized through the AACSB award and the EQUIS award delivered by the international accreditation body EFMD.
HEC® Liège also holds the EPAS award for each of its three main programs: the Master in Management, the Master in Business Engineering, and the Doctoral Program. The specialization “Banking and Asset Management” of the Master in Management has recently been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. HEC® Liège is also a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

HEC® Liège is located in Liège, Belgium’s third largest city, and the largest agglomeration of the Frenchspeaking Walloon region. At the heart of Europe, Liège is the third inland port of Europe and the seventh freight airport in Europe. Recognized for its quality of life and its rich historical heritage, Liège is ideally situated within the Meuse-Rhin Euregio, 30 km from Maastricht (the Netherlands) and 60 km from Aachen (Germany). It is less than 1.5 hours away from Cologne, 2.5 hours from Paris and 4 hours from London by high-speed train (TGV) starting from the magnificent train station designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.

A description of the HEC® Liège work environment can be found at: http://www.hec.ulg.ac.be/en/hec-liege/strengths-of-hec-liege

Job description


The successful candidate will be responsible for a teaching load (in English and in French) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He will be assigned specialized courses based on his/her profile and experience such as:

  • International Finance
  • Market Finance in EU
  • Monetary and financial economics
  • Banking


Researcher in International Finance, the successful candidate will contribute to research activities in the strategic research field of « Financial Management for the Future » (focus on « Asset and Risk Management ») (http://www.hec.ulg.ac.be/index.php/fr/faculty-recherche/domaines-strategiques-recherche/asset-risk-management).
He will have to represent HEC in the international scientific community through (for instance) the organisation of scientific events/workshops.

Community Outreach

The candidate will have to supervise students' master theses and internships.
Furthermore the post involves participation in the academic, scientific and administrative life of the department.


  • You have a PhD or will receive a PhD before the appointment in economics or finance or a related field;
  • You have a strong background and scientific interest in fundamental and applied research questions of International Finance linked with « Financial Management for the Future » (focus on « Asset and Risk Management ») and have a structured research agenda in these fields;
  • You take care to integrate "sustainability" into the development of your research;
  • You are able to compose and lead a research team in these fields as well as integrate into international research networks;
  • You have teaching skills;
  • You are available for teaching and research missions abroad;
  • You are fluent in English and in French.


Tenure track candidates start with limited teaching duties allowing them to allocate 40% of their working time to research activities. A positive evaluation at the end of the 4-year probation period is subject to the candidate’s demonstrated performance in teaching and research.

In particular, with regard to research, the candidate is expected to

  • publish scientific articles in relevant and top-tier refereed economics and management journals, as well as books and book chapters (see HEC Liège Academic Journal Guide & Academic Book Publishers);
  • develop new research projects and write grant proposals for attracting internal and external research funding;
  • supervise doctoral research;
  • be involved in international research networks;
  • actively take part in the organization of research activities of the corresponding strategic field at HEC Liège, such as research seminars, workshops, and scientific conferences;
  • participate in research projects and missions for the account of, and grow partnerships with, private organizations and/or public authorities.

In addition, the candidate is expected to

  • deliver high quality teaching;
  • develop new and active teaching methods;
  • supervise Master theses;
  • contribute to the continuing evolution of the School’s teaching programs.

Application package:

  • Motivation letter and curriculum vitae showing relevant experience/expertise in research and teaching;
  • List of publications and international and national collaborations/projects;
  • Letter describing their research interest (5 pages at most);
  • Two recommendation letters.

To be sent to Postesacademiques@uliege.be by February 8th at the latest, with a copy to the dean (dean.hecliege@uliege.be).

For further information, contact Mrs A Chanteux, Head of Department Finance, Accounting and Law, HEC Liège (anne.chanteux@uliege.be).

The salary grids and their rules of application are available from the University’s Human Resource Office: Mrs L. Depas – tel.: +32 4 366 52 04 – Ludivine.Depas@uliege.be

Academic posts are allocated for a fixed term of four years which may lead to a permanent appointment. Exceptionally, a post may be allocated immediately on a permanent basis. In the case of a four-year appointment, the person concerned will be assessed at the end of the third year.
If the outcome of the assessment is negative, the person concerned shall complete their four-year term with no possibility of an extension.
If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the person concerned will be appointed on a permanent basis.

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